Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Clara Barton

This is a portrait of Clara Barton. She was an American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. During the Civil War, Clara brought comfort to countless injured soldiers and prisoners. She was recognized by many Union Generals, and Abraham Lincoln for her selfless service during the war. It was on this day, May 21, in the year 1881 that Clara formed the American Red Cross.

1 comment:

  1. And in 1885, Clara was nearly killed in a freak accident while traveling out west, but was rescued by Doc Brown, who she would later marry. No one knows what happened to her after that, as they seem to just drop out of time.